Student Assistant (HiWi/ SHK) (m/f/d)

Updated: about 2 months ago


Student Assistant (HiWi/ SHK) (m/f/d)

The group of Dr. Meritxell Huch is looking for a Student Assistant (HiWi/ SHK) (m/f/d).

Dr. Meritxell Huch's research group is dedicated to gaining a mechanistic understanding of the principles governing the proliferation and differentiation of adult organs and tissues. They achieve this through the utilization of both organoid and animal models with the ultimate goal of comprehending organogenesis.
Dr. Huch is a pioneer in the development of organoid models for non-intestinal tissues, having published seminal papers on stomach, liver, and pancreas organoids. The research team is highly interdisciplinary, international, and collaborative; English is the primary working language in the Huch lab and the institute.
Job description

We are seeking a motivated and organized student assistant to join our team and support with various laboratory maintenance tasks. As a student assistant, you will become an integral part of our research group, gaining access to group meetings and enriching research discussions held within the institute. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Filling and autoclaving tip boxes, tubes and pipettes
  • Maintenance of the tissue culture room (prepare solutions and stocks, replace consumables, waste management)
  • Sterilization runs of the incubators
  • Ordering and delivery management
  • Basic molecular biology techniques, such as plasmid preparations, preparing buffers, etc.

Your qualifications

  • Currently enrolled as a university student, preferably in life sciences
  • Good command of the English language
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in basic research

Our offer
Part-time student job (HiWi/ SHK position) up to 10 or 15 hours/week with the possibility to participate in seminars, talks etc. offered by the group and institute. To be eligible for this position, it is essential that you remain enrolled at a German University for the entire duration of your employment.

For further details on the open position please contact Dr. Lisa Johnsen via email johnsen(at) or telephone +49 (0)351 210 2136.

Please send a one-page motivation letter, your CV, and a transcript of records stating 2024-Hiwi-Huch-1110 via our online application system by Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Pfotenhauerstr. 108
01307 Dresden, Germany

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